AC Motors

Premium Efficient

Super-E Motors are designed to conserve energy over extended time periods. These premium efficiency designs are available in both Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled and Open Drip Proof construction. All three phase motors are Inverter Ready per NEMA Standard MG1, Part This means the motors in 230 and 460 volts meet NEMA's corona inception voltage requirements, under this Standard, and can withstand peak voltages of up to 1600 volts. Motors having premium efficiency are also available in single phase designs.

Single Phase

In applications where only single phase power is utilized, these motors are available from 1/12 Hp through 15 Hp in TEFC and ODP designs. Standard foot mounted configurations are available, as well as C-Face foot mounted and C-Face footless. These are also offered in 1/4 Hp through 5 Hp as Super-E® Premium Efficient motors where energy savings is desired.

General Purpose

Baldor's extensive line of General Purpose motors are available in Open Drip-proof and TEFC construction in both single and three phase. Horsepower sizes available from stock range from 1/12 HP through 1500 HP. Designed for "general purpose" use means that these motors can be used in applications which include compressors, pumps, fans, conveyors, material handling, machine tools and many others.

Severe Duty

Severe Duty motors are available from 1 HP to 700 HP. These products are especially designed for those applications requiring protection of the motors from severe environmental operating conditions. A few typical applications which might require these types of motors include petro-chemical plants, mines, foundries, pulp and paper plants, waste management facilities, rock crushers, and chemical plants.


Baldor's Washdown Duty Motors are available from stock in single and three phase AC and in DC designs. Horsepowers range from 1/2 to 20. Designs include motors having an electostatically applied epoxy finish, paint free with major components in 300 series stainless steel, and all stainless steel. Applications include food processing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, or applications where motors are regularly exposed to high pressure wash down.

Explosion Proof

Baldor's Explosion-proof motors are ideal for a wide variety of applications where hazardous fumes or dust may be present. The motors are available in three phase and single phase with ratings, in stock, from 1/4 HP through 300 HP. Designs available include standard foot mounted, C face with base and C face less base, 60 Hz and 50 Hz, Jet Pump motors, and Inverter Drive motors.


Baldor's line of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Motors are designed with dynamically balanced rotors for reduced vibration and quiet operation. The motors range in size from 1/4 HP to 100 HP and include heavy duty industrial designs as well as designs for commercial applications. These applications include ventilators, direct drive and belted fans, exhaust fans, unit heaters, air conditioning units, and commercial refrigeration condensers. Also included are motors designed especially for use with variable torque electronic controls that are used to conserve electricity.

IEC Frame

Baldor’s line of IEC frame motors are available from D63 through D315M, stocked in 50 Hz or 60 Hz. This means that replacement 60 Hz motors are readily available from Baldor to replace metric motors that have failed on imported machinery. Motor construction meets IP54 and includes motors with B3 base mounting, B5 flange mounting, or B14 face mounting. Stock motors range in size from .18 kW to 132 kW. Typical applications for this product include pumps, fans, conveyors, machine tools, gear reducers and any other jobs that require IEC frames.

Inverter / Vector

Inverter/Vector motors are equipped with a superior insulation system designed to comply with NEMA MG-1 part 31 for inverter power. The motors available from stock range from 1/3 Hp to 1000 Hp. Designed for a variety of industrial applications where full torque is needed from base speed down to zero speed. Applications include conveyors, pumps, fans, metal processing, compressors, test stands, material handling, packaging equipment, printing presses, and others requiring exact speeds and positioning.

Cooling Tower Motor & Controls

Baldor offers the power dense energy efficient technology of the RPM AC motor with permanent magnet (PM) rotor technology to provide a direct drive motor for cooling tower applications. This motor is designed to replace conventional mechanical gear or belt drive speed reduction designs and provides the additional energy savings advantages of a variable speed control with the new ACS880 +N5350 CTD cooling tower PM drive. The +N5350 software for the ACS880 is design exclusively to operate the Baldor PM cooling tower motor for un-paralleled efficiency, reliability and ease of set-up.

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